CRL Reaches 10 Million Page Milestone

El Libertador, 8 February 1945. From CRL collections.

Saturday, September 1, 2018
James Simon -

CRL now hosts more than ten million pages of primary source publications, archives and other rare or unique materials, digitized from CRL collections and accessible for scholars at member institutions.

The milestone was reached with digitization of the newspaper El Libertador: órgano del Frente Popular Libertador [1944-1945] (CRL member access only). Significantly, this title also represents the 500th foreign newspaper title digitized by CRL.

El Libertador was the organ of the Popular Liberation Front in Guatemala, a pro-democratic political party drawing support from university students and middle class following the overthrow of General Jorge Ubico. During the Guatemalan Revolution of 1944, the FPL backed Dr. Juan José Arévalo, who became the first popularly elected president of Guatemala, serving in office from 1945 to 1951.

Preserved by the Benson Latin American Collection at the University of Texas at Austin and acquired by LAMP in 2012, El Libertador is one of several political newspapers and periodicals from this significant period in Guatemala's history held by CRL/LAMP, including El Independiente [1944], La República [1944-45], and La Revolución [1945-47].

CRL digitization services provide timely support for research and teaching by making accessible online critical primary resources for scholars at CRL member institutions. Including resources ingested from partner programs (such as LLMC-Digital and Project CERES), CRL currently hosts more than 28,000 titles on its Digital Delivery Service platform. These resources are discoverable through CRL's online catalog as well as major web discovery systems. Combined with content hosted by partner institutions, CRL now makes available more than 40 million pages to patrons at CRL institutions.

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